7.4 out of 10

Woodbridge

Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Detroit
42.3499515213438 -83.079699988046
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  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Great Spot with Rich History"

The architecture alone is a draw to this quaint little neighborhood. You feel in some ways like you are in the middle of a suburb and yet are reminded that you are in the midst of a great city. It's a beautiful area with gorgeous and well kept homes. A true treasure within the Detroit area!

You will find not only beautiful Victorian homes but some nice amenities nearby. You are conveniently located close to Wayne State if that's a draw and you really aren't far from any of the hot spots of the downtown area. It's a nice blend of suburb living smack dab in the middle of the city.

Sure some of the housing can be a bit more expensive than other areas downtown, but you get what you pay for. The homes and clean streets here alone are worth the money that you would spend to live here. You feel safe here and you have no problem walking around. It has a nice feeling to it and that has everything to do with the true neighborhood feel and sense of community.

If you have a little more to spend, this is a wise investment for housing. You will enjoy some beautiful homes, nice amenities, and a true sense of community as it was meant to be experienced.
Pros
  • Gorgeous Homes
  • Rich History and Nice Location
  • Right in the Midst of Downtown Areas and Close to Everything
  • Victorian homes
  • Retail outlets along Grand River
  • College town atmosphere due to Wayne State
Cons
  • A Bit More Expensive for Housing
  • Heavy traffic
  • Expensive housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Woodbridge – A Romanesque City from the Second Empire"

There are few neighborhoods in Detroit that are more architecturally intriguing than Woodbridge. You really can’t appreciate why the area is listed as a historic place on the National Register, until you walk the streets and marvel at Romanesque-inspired buildings, such as the Hunter House, Trumbull Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Trinity Episcopal Church.

Although a quiet and safe neighbourhood, you won’t find many houses on double lots. These homes decorate the streets in polite rows, many only with street parking available. Woodbridge is the type of neighborhood you can walk your dog and most of your neighbors will likely smile and wave, unlike most other Detroit areas.

Whether you work in the city or commute to the northern cities, you don’t have to drive through any rough areas; Woodbridge is centrally located to I-94, I-96 and John C. Lodge Fwy. There is 16th Forest Park and Ewald Playground to enjoy if you have children or simply like the outdoors and Woodbridge Pub on Trumbull St is the restaurant of choice for most residents. If you cross the Lodge Freeway, you will have your pick of countless restaurants, cafes and bars, including Motor City Brewing Works Inc., Mario’s Italian Restaurant and Cass Café.
Pros
  • Victorian homes
  • Low unemployment
  • Retail outlets along Grand River
Cons
  • Mediocre School District
  • Heavy traffic
  • Expensive housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Sort of mixed bag neighborhood right across the freeway from Wayne State University"

When a friend of mine started going to Wayne State, she met another girl who was taking classes at the same time. Her friend lived over here, and I dropped my friend off at her house a few times.

This is one of those weird neighborhoods where on one street you see some nice, classic homes, and then on another you see some boarded up shacks. My friend's classmate lived on one of the nicer streets actually, I think it was Commonwealth. If you are looking to live in this area, find a home for sale on one of the nicer streets.

The major streets of this neighborhood are Grand River and Trumbull. There are buses as far as public transit, and retails shops located all along Grand River.

Because this neighborhood is close to Wayne State, you see a lot of young people around the area. I don't mean the riff-raff, but positive young people who are trying to educate themselves. It has a nice feel in that regard. The neighborhood is basically bordering the Lodge Freeway, so it's no trouble either going south into Downtown or north into the suburbs. I-94 is also right next to neighborhood for heading east or west with ease.
Pros
  • Retail outlets along Grand River
  • College town atmosphere due to Wayne State
  • Victorian homes
Cons
  • Heavy traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Hip and successful - with a touch of the 1800s"

Centered around the intersection of Trumbull and Merrick, the Detroit neighborhood of Woodbridge is one of the most historic in the city’s metropolitan area. The neighborhood is, in fact, a part of the National Register of Historic Places – and is dotted with mostly Victorian architecture that is absent throughout much of the rest of the city.

Bounded by Grand River and Warren Avenue, two of the most important buildings in the neighborhood are the center of the area’s entertainment at the Woodbridge Pub, and the Saint Dominic Roman Catholic Church – one of the many old churches in the area.

Woodbridge – as the home of the Eighth Precinct Police Station – maintains a crime level slightly lower than surrounding neighborhoods, and is also home to the famous Hunter House and the Trinity Episcopal Church. Median incomes and house prices are on the high side of Detroit averages, and – along with a nearly 82% high school graduation rate and only a 4% unemployment rate – the neighborhood is among the most successful in the area.

Known as one of the “hip” neighborhoods in the city, there is no shortage of aspiring 20 and 30 somethings, and is an area that has thrived even during the city’s downturns and difficult days.
Pros
  • Low unemployment
  • Victorian homes
Cons
  • Expensive housing
  • Heavy traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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